Saffron Tea

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Saffron Tea is a refreshing beverage known for its anti-depressant and mood-lifting properties. Make it using my easy recipe.

Here are some more herbal tea recipes that you must try: Hibiscus Tea, Turmeric Ginger Tea, Kahwa Tea, Sumac Tea, and Pineapple Ginger Turmeric Tea.

Saffron tea served in a cup.
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About Saffron Tea

Saffron Tea is a refreshing herbal tea made using saffron strands, ginger, lime, and other ingredients.

This saffron-loaded concoction is super soothing and rejuvenating. It lifts your mood in seconds and is known for its anti-depressant qualities. Whenever I feel a little down, I make myself a cup of tea and start feeling better at the first sip.

It is also a great beverage to sip on if you are on a weight loss diet. Don’t add sugar or any sweetener if you want to drink it for this purpose.

Ingredients

Saffron – Saffron strands are the hero ingredient of this recipe.

Saffron is a very expensive spice and, hence, more prone to adulteration. So, you must buy it from a trusted source only.

Saffron also has many health benefits and a few side effects if you eat it in excess. Read more about it here.

Sugar – I use granulated white sugar to make this drink but you can use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown sugar.

Others – You will also need water, cinnamon sticks, ginger, lime wedges, and fresh mint leaves.

How To Make Saffron Tea

Heat 2 and ½ cups of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.

Water boiling in a pan.

Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.

Add the following ingredients to the pan.

  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 pinches of saffron strands
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 lime wedges
  • 10-12 mint leaves
Sugar, saffron, cinnamon, ginger and mint leaves added to the pan.

Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes. 

Saffron tea simmering.

Strain the tea using a tea strainer into 2 serving cups and serve hot.

Ready saffron tea poured in a cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a recommended time of day to drink saffron herbal tea?

There is no specific recommended time of day to drink it, as it largely depends on personal preference. However, consuming it in the morning can provide a refreshing start to the day, while drinking it in the evening can promote relaxation.

Can I make this tea with milk?

Yes, the Persian and Moroccan way of this tea is with milk. Add some milk once the water comes to a boil, along with the other ingredients, and follow the rest of the recipe.

Can I add tea leaves to this herbal tea?

You can add black tea or green tea leaves to this recipe.

Can I serve it chilled?

Yes, you can. Strain the tea and bring it to room temperature. Fill a glass with ice and pour the tea over the ice. Serve chilled.

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4.16 from 45 votes

Saffron Tea Recipe

Saffron Tea is a refreshing beverage known for its anti-depressant and mood-lifting properties. Make it using my easy recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 and ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 pinch saffron strands
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2-3 lime wedges
  • 10-12 fresh mint leaves
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Instructions 

  • Heat water in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
  • Add sugar, saffron strands, cinnamon, ginger, lime wedges, and mint leaves to the pan.
  • Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Strain the tea using a tea strainer into 2 serving cups and serve hot.

Video

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Notes

I use granulated white sugar to make this drink but you can use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or brown sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 59mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 227IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg
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